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Stories by Nadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Published:Monday | June 25, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Several local overseas-employment agencies have closed their doors in the last two years because of their inability to place workers in temporary jobs in the United States and the growth in the number of of unlicensed agents who are giving the...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

The government is currently finalising arrangements for the acquisition of a property outside Kingston that will be used as a shelter for battered women who are living in fear because of domestic abuse.According to Gender Affairs Minister Olivia...

Published:Friday | June 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

One in four women in Jamaica has been physically abused by a male partner, and one in five has reported being sexually abused before reaching 18 years old.These are just some of the findings of the Women's Health Survey 2016, which was launched...

Published:Monday | June 11, 2018 | 12:02 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

One local physician is dispelling the myth that pregnant women should eat for two as obesity in pregnant women is proving to be a major risk factor for stillbirths and neonatal deaths in Jamaica...

Published:Monday | May 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Limited access to financing, and crime, continue to be major threats to small business owners, but with appropriate planning, the Jamaica Business Development Corporation (JBDC) believes entrepreneurs can overcome these impediments.While the...

Published:Monday | May 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Attorney-at-law Andrea Moore is warning that the shift system operating in some schools in Portland could create problems for the parish in the not-too-distant future.According to Moore, a vibrant neighbour-hood watch has helped to maintain a low...

Published:Tuesday | January 30, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Anti-gay US preacher Steven Anderson said he was prevented from boarding a flight to Jamaica yesterday by airline officials in Atlanta who claimed the directive to deny him entry came from the Jamaican Government.It was, in fact, the Jamaican...

Published:Monday | January 22, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

More than 50 police were trained in improving investigative and prosecutorial outcomes over the weekend, as part of efforts to increase the country's conviction rate and secure justice for scores of Jamaicans.The two-day training seminar was funded...

Published:Friday | January 12, 2018 | 12:00 AMNadine Wilson-Harris/Staff Reporter

Jamaicans consume more than two billion eight-ounce servings of sugary drinks per year, but Finance Minister Audley Shaw has issued a stern warning to manufacturers of these beverages to lower their sugar content going forward and not wait on the...

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